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How the Everyday Person Uses Twitter

By now pretty much everyone has heard of Twitter, even those who don’t use it. While some companies and individuals use Twitter as a means of drumming up business and promoting themselves, anyone can benefit from this social media tool.

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Keeping up with friends

Twitter is a great way to keep up with what’s going on in your friends’ lives. Quite often life is so hectic that we easily lose track of friends. With Twitter you can see what your friends are up to, let them know what’s going on in your life and even make plans. Instead of engaging in an annoying game of telephone tag, you can contact a friend on Twitter, even if it’s just to say “hi”.

Find out the latest news

When Michael Jackson died, the news was all over Twitter in a matter of minutes. Same with the Gulf oil spill, the earthquake in Haiti and every time Lindsay Lohan gets arrested. Before regular media outlets can get together a report on a news worthy item, it’s already being tweeted about, guaranteed. Twitter is the fastest way to find out what’s going on around the world. You can also discuss world events with others on Twitter, sharing information and opinions.

Meet new people

Do you love books? Or maybe you’re an avid knitter. Regardless of your passion in life, there are thousands and thousands of like-minded people using Twitter every day. By searching for certain keywords you can connect with people worldwide and instantly find yourself involved in an online community where you can not only share your opinion and know-how on a certain topic, but you can also learn what’s up and coming in your area of interest.

Win, win, win!

Companies and individuals are constantly giving away free stuff on Twitter. Some are instant giveaways right on Twitter, while some giveaways are mentioned in tweets and take place on blogs or other websites. Either way you can win anything from book marks to iPads. All you have to do is enter.

Got a question?

If you have a question about anything, odds are if you tweet it, you’ll get an answer. Or several. If you are looking to buy new music, having laptop issues or are wondering about the best online place to buy shoes, people on Twitter will be more than happy to help you out.


Yep, that’s right, even celebrities use Twitter! You can follow them and keep track of what’s going on in their life. You can even talk to them. And, if you are lucky, they may answer back. Even if they don’t, it’s still cool to read celebrity tweets. It’s also a great way to find out about upcoming projects or celebrity catfights first.

Author:- Vern is an avid blogger on a variety of topics including twitter. He is also a featured writer at a new ask an expert site. Visit YoExpert.com for more info.